MICHAEL REED, DENNIS ROWLAND, ANDY GONZALES ALL-STARS

MICHAEL REED

DENNIS ROWLAND

ANDY GONZALES ALL-STARS

Sat, March 11, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

DENNIS ROWLAND
The Valley Bar Jazz Series features jazz legend DENNIS ROWLAND of the Count Basie Orchestra playing an assortment of the most beloved songs ever sung in the jazz repertoire. Mr. Rowland will be channeling the biggest voices in jazz music; from Frank Sinatra to Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennet to Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday to Tony Bennett, Joe Williams to Louis Armstrong, and more...

Dennis Rowland is beloved by jazz devotees and theatergoers around the globe.

The Detroit native and Phoenix, Arizona resident was the voice of the world-renowned Count Basie Orchestra between 1977 and 1984, where he shared the stage with Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams and Tony Bennett. He is also featured on the Basie Band's Grammy award-winning record "On the Road".

An electrifying live performer, Rowland's musical tours in recent years have taken him to Germany, Russia, England, Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia, the Czech Republic and Croatia. Stateside, he has performed at major jazz festivals, with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and at metropolitan Phoenix-area jazz clubs and performing arts venues.

Rowland is also well-known to theatergoers in his home state, appearing in Arizona Theatre Company productions of "Blue" (with Leslie Uggams), "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Blues in the Night" and Phoenix Theatre productions of "Chicago" and "Once on This Island" among others. In 2007, he was inducted into the Herberger Theater Center Hall of Fame for his contributions to the performing arts.

A Concord Records artist, Rowland's CDs include "Rhyme, Rhythm & Reason", "Get Here" and "Now Dig This" a celebration of '50s and early '60s Miles Davis music. Other recordings include the inaugural project "Blonde" for the Playboy Jazz label, Joe Sample's "Sample This" and Frank Foster's Loud Minority Band recording "We Do It Diff'rent".

Rowland has been a Phoenix resident since 1987. He is married to Sydney Blaine, an Emmy award-winning writer/producer.

In December 2012, Rowland suffered a near fatal stroke and cerebral hemorrhage, which severely impacted his ability to sing, to work and to express himself consistently. With ongoing therapy, he continues to improve. He has fully committed to returning to the stage, the classroom and the career he loves (performing and music education), and is doing just that... Don't miss his grand return to the spotlight!!
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/